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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 27, 2012 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan @ the Newport Folk Festival 1965

Nice painting ! Have you heard the semi electric 1st take he rejected ?
Well, on the acoustic numbers, at least his words were decreeable . At Newpot he did "Baby Blue" , which should have said it, and live Desolation Row, was always acoustic . In fact during those acoustic sets, it is almost pin drop quiet . Uptight , but quiet .
Now this sort of stuffiness seems sort of refreshing, these days ! How often at a Dead concert, at the quietest, most beautiful moment, some meathead is whooping "AHHHHUUUGGGHHH" , or talking, whistling etc. I saw Dylan with Tom Petty, years ago . In his acoustic segment, he did "Hard Rain", one of the best performances I have ever seen him do live . "..I heard 10,000 whispering, and nobody listenin'" and the crowd were all talking, and not listening, oblivious too what was being given to them .It was creepy, scary .